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Assistant Registrar of Data Management and Institutional Reporting

Sarah Lawrence College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Full Time

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Assistant Registrar of Data Management and Institutional Reporting

Job Description
The Assistant Registrar of Data Management & Institutional Reporting is responsible for management of information for quantitative and qualitative data across the institution to support operational and immediate priorities of the College. In collaboration with database experts in Admissions, Financial Aid, Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, and other offices, this position regularly collects and protects data for regulatory reporting requirements of several governing bodies. Reporting to the Registrar, this position uses and analyzes data to help guide decision-making while maintaining internal and external reporting requests. Utilizing various analytical tools and reporting software(s), the Assistant Registrar serves alongside the Registrar as a primary steward of student, enrollment, and other operational data to support the College's institutional reporting and research.

Essential Duties Summary
  • Maintains external reporting schedule and directs coordination of data across offices
  • Prepare reports for submission to various regulatory bodies including but not limited to HESC/TAP (NY Higher Education Services/Tuition Assistance Program), IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education), NSC (National Student Clearinghouse), NYSED (New York State Education Department), Title II (Teacher Education Preparation)
  • Closely communicates with staff across offices to direct data collection and submission to above bodies
  • Properly use various data systems and enterprise-wide survey tools to collect and analyze required reports both internal for college-use and external for regulatory requirements
  • Prepare and finalize regulatory data to present to Registrar as keyholder for accurate and timely submission
  • Respond to individual DegreeVerify requests for student and alum verifications via the NSC
  • Generate and provide ad hoc reports as requested to support institutional strategic and tactical planning
  • Use data to describe Sarah Lawrence College students and faculty in the areas of enrollment, retention, graduation rates, degrees granted, gender, race/ethnicity, and national origin
  • Raise awareness of and access to data and IR analytical capabilities to support college operations
  • Prepare, analyze, and present reports to demonstrate value of data-informed decision-making within the mission and vision of the College
  • Collaborate with the Office of Global Education to accurately classify and register study abroad students each semester
  • Annually review student assessments with the Provost’s Office such as lecture/seminar evaluation templates and course appraisal questions
  • Provide appropriate support related to research and assessment matters that impact college goals
  • Maintain knowledge of industry standards in following professional organizations such as AIR (Association for Institutional Research) and HEDS Consortium (Higher Education Data Sharing) and other relevant groups
  • Support operations of the Registrar’s Office including taking phone calls, responding to emails, and assisting students and faculty in person

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, master’s degree preferred
  • Three to five years of significant and relevant higher education experience that includes data collection and analysis, and collaboration with campus stakeholders
  • Demonstrated institutional research experience including management of regulatory reporting, quantitative and qualitative statistical analysis, data management, and educational research
  • Strong understanding of various Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Outlook) to perform essential functions
  • Proficient in preparing and testing complex data queries and audience-specific reports using InfoMaker, Microsoft Access, Microsoft BI, SQL, Crystal Reports, Tableau or other industry-standard reporting tools
  • Comprehensive experience with college/university ERP and related SIS reporting software to advance institutional research capabilities
  • Familiar with higher education best practices related to institutional research and data management
  • Experience with sophisticated visual analytics and dashboard creation preferred
  • Knowledge of SPSS or other statistical applications preferred

Preferred Qualifications
Abilities, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Gather and analyze statistical data and generate useful reports
  • Draw conclusions and make recommendations based on data and related research
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of styles to appropriately inform the intended audience
  • Prioritize competing projects and balance multiple deadlines
  • Establish and maintain a collegial and professional rapport with campus stakeholders
  • Strong sense of time management including independent and collaborative work
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with FERPA and other laws/regulations
  • Take initiative to thrive in a team-centered working environment
  • Maintain working knowledge of related higher education practices and professional development opportunities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements for Employment

Posting Number: S00367P
Open Date:
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Salary: $60,000-$72,000

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Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study and connect their passions across a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan. Learn more about the area

The iconic college campus, located just north of New York City, is not the only reason to work at Sarah Lawrence College.

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees.
  • Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore, and a 35-hour office workweek, with flexible summer hours for office staff on Fridays.


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